Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

ADS-ADEA 2017: Patient-centred care?

One week on from the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) annual scientific meeting and I’m still reflecting on the takeaway messages from the sessions presented and the conversations held. It was a busy week that left me feeling invigorated, frustrated and exhausted.  Continue reading “ADS-ADEA 2017: Patient-centred care?”

Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Advocates Day

I’m not sure where time has gone but it’s now been a couple of weeks since the first Diabetes Advocates Day held by Medtronic in partnership with Diabetes Australia. The day was filled with some exciting updates on diabetes technology. But what made the event worthwhile for me was the insightful, honest and interesting discussions around diabetes technology.

Disclosure: While Medtronic Diabetes offered to reimburse me for travel, I paid for my own transport costs (a nice drive) and parking for the day’s event. Continue reading “Diabetes Advocates Day”

Dear Healthcare Professionals, My Diabetes Inklings

Being A Diabetes Advocate

Last night’s SBS Insight feature on “Beating Diabetes” in lieu with the promotion of a new book on a diet for people with type 2 diabetes sparked a massive debate online. And as with any thing around diabetes in the media, the stigma and blame-game was overwhelming.
Continue reading “Being A Diabetes Advocate”